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GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA (†95) - The first Italian super diva: a country takes a bow
GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA (†95) - The first Italian super diva: a country takes a bow

Rome - At her greatest times, she made the otherwise undercooled blonde beauties in Hollywood sweat. Gina Lollobrigida was an icon of international cinema.

SOPHIA LOREN - The story of a super diva
SOPHIA LOREN - The story of a super diva

Sophia Loren (88), the super diva from Italy, A skinny girl from Naples who becomes Hollywood's favourite. In show business for 60 years.

CLAUDIA CARDINALE - Italy's answer to Brigitte Bardot
CLAUDIA CARDINALE - Italy's answer to Brigitte Bardot

Her life sounds like a fairy tale from 1000 and one nights. Claudia Cardinale is the Italian answer to Brigitte Bardot. One of Italy's greatest film divas.

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Bari in Apulia

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Italy, much more than Dolce Vita

Regional studies
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The unique Colosseum

Capital: Rome +++ Longest river: Po +++ Largest islands: Sicily & Sardinia +++ Largest lake: Lake Garda +++ Highest mountainMont Blanc de Courmayeur (4,748 metres) +++ Nature conservation24 National Parks & 134 Regional Parks +++ External borders: France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia (San Marino and Vatican City are enclosed by Italy) +++

Population
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Stroll through Gallipoli, Puglia

Population: 59.3 million +++ Life in the city: more than 70 percent +++ Life expectancy: 85.7 years (women), 81.4 years (men) +++ Birth rate: 1.27 children +++ Internet usage (16-74 J.): 78 percent +++ Women with a university degree (30-34 y.): 34.3 percent +++ Men with a university degree: 21.4 per centt +++ Poverty stricken: 15.1 million +++  Source: Eurostat

History
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An evening at the Spanish Steps

Founding of Rome: 753 BC +++ Decline of the Roman Empire: 476 Western Rome perishes, Eastern Rome becomes the Byzantine Empire. Foundation of the nation state of Italy: 1861, initially still as a monarchy +++ Fascist dictatorship: 1922 to 1945 +++ World War II: Italy fights with Hitler's Germany +++ 1946: Establishment of the Republic of Italy +++

Economy
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A classic lido in Rimini...

Employed: 3.6 % in agriculture, 25.6 % in industry and 70.8 % in services. +++ Exports: Italy is the eighth largest exporting nation in the world (goods worth 610 billion US dollars in 2021) +++ Net income per year: 24,000 euros single, 28,000 euros families +++ Private household expenditure on food147.5 billion euros/year


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